Our Office was represented by Mr. Milan Mijovic at the 26th UN/IAF Workshop on Space Technology for Socio-Economic Benefits: “Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure for Development” which took place in Bremen, Germany in conjunction with 69th International Astronautical Congress. These events gathered more than 6.200 delegates from different countries: young professionals, representatives of industry, academia, governments and space agencies. The Workshop discussed space science, technologies and applications in support of economic, social and environmental development with a focus on the role of industries as key player to offer innovation and infrastructure needed for sustainable development.
Following recent United Nations conferences held in Russia and Pakistan, whereas SERBSPACE has presented fields of potential use of satellite programs in Serbia, SERBSPACE has initiated creation of a Space Working group within Serbian government.
In accordance with recommendations from mentioned conferences, e.g. recommendations regarding available free of charge satellite programs, SERBSPACE has submitted a report to Serbian government detailing further steps towards utilization of Space applications and technologies, including steps towards joining UNCOPUOS and cooperation with European Space Agency.
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Mr. Milan Mijovic, President and the Founder of Serbian Office for Space Sciences, Research and Development (SERBSPACE) visited CIIT to deliver a talk on International Laws of Space and their significance in attaining UN’s SDGs on February 28th 2018.
Serbian office for Space sciences, research and development presented a joint project developed in cooperation with Serbian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Republic Water Directorate and Renewables and Environmental Regulatory Institute relating to Space Applications for Water and Disaster Management (Phase 1) at the United Nations conference in Islamabad, Pakistan from 26th February to 3rd March.
Having in mind that 2018 celebrates 50th anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space – UNISPACE+50, one of the objectives is Thematic Priority 7 (TP7) “Capacity-building for the 21st Century” and the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) on “Quality Education”. The upcoming 69th International Astronautical Congress shares the same idea, and that is a vision of more diverse space sector, with special emphasis on new, emerging countries.
Invited by the UN to participate at the UN/Russian federation workshop in Samara, Russia in November 2017, SERBSPACE’s president Milan Mijovic gave a presentation entitled: REGIONAL COOPERATION IN WESTERN BALKANS – A JOINT APPROACH TO SPACE SECTOR? Although firstly being limited to Balkans, presentation proposed ideas on the importance of cooperation among emerging countries, which could lead to one joint organization consisting of emerging and developing countries.
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